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pattycakes3467
By pattycakes3467 Latest Reply 2014-04-05 19:38:31 -0500
Started 2014-03-30 10:15:55 -0500

Hello every one…my name is Patty and I just found out yesterday that I have type 2 diabetes (level was 547 ) I was so scared. Will be going to the doctor again tomorrow. Sure could use a lot of help and support…PLEASE


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kleingelgreen@gmail.com
kleingelgreen@gmail.com 2014-04-05 10:24:36 -0500 Report

Hi Patty! I am also newly diagnosed, scared also… just joined this group. Trying to reach out and become a part of a community that understands what I'm experiencing and feeling.
Denise

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-04-05 19:38:31 -0500 Report

Howdy Kleingelgreen!~

WELCOME to Diabetic connect! Sorry you qualify for this shindig but since you do it is great you're here.

Here you'll get information, encouragement, support and some tough love should you need it.

Please feel free to ask questions because IMHO the only foolish or stupid question here is a HONEST question which is NOT ASKED!

God's best to you and yours!

James Baker

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2014-04-03 23:22:18 -0500 Report

Hey Patty,

I am so glad you found your way to us! I hope you will stick around. You are not alone.

Please keep us posted on how you are doing.

Gary

Kaydoo
Kaydoo 2014-03-30 20:30:52 -0500 Report

I feel like such an idiot, I haven't even thought about getting a medical alert bracelet!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-30 19:21:53 -0500 Report

Patty, like jigsaw said you have a learning experience ahead of you. Write down questions you want your doctor to answer. Make sure you go to the classes and ask your doctor about a visit with a nutritionist. I take Met. It is best taken with food. Eat half the meal, take the pill and eat the other half.

Depending on how patient and determined you are, you will get those numbers down. Eating healthier and exercise will work wonders for you. Relaxing and not stressing over why your numbers are not going down right away is not going to help. Stress and diabetes are not a good mix.

Stop being scared, this is not the end of the world. It is simply the next phase of your life. Just because you are now diabetic doesn't mean you can't enjoy the fun things you like to do.

Go to dlife.com and diabetic living and sign up. You will get all kinds of diabetic information delivered to your email every day. Stop and buy a copy of the Diabetic Living magazine it has great articles and recipes. The best thing to do is keep an open line of communication with your doctor. I only take medical advice from my doctor, he knows my medical history. If you have side effects, keep having highs or lows, have pains you don't understand have trouble sleeping or get depressed, Call your doctor.

Get yourself a cute medical alert bracelet and get up tomorrow with a smile on your face and tell yourself "I can do this" Good luck.

pattycakes3467
pattycakes3467 2014-03-30 15:29:17 -0500 Report

Hello every one and yes I am taking metformin 500mg twice a day. Doctor just called me this afternoon to check on me and said my A1C was 10. And I go back tomorrow and they will set me up with all the appointment to help me learn to manage my diabetes. They said I will see someone to help with my eating and classes on testing my blood and I think there are other stuff to but will get everything tomorrow (:

tabby9146
tabby9146 2014-03-30 18:43:28 -0500 Report

go to those classes, they are the best thing to do, there is so much to learn but you will learn it, it may seem a little overwhelming at first, but truly it won't take long to understand it and when you stick to everything, it doesn't take long to see the results. the good foods, exercise daily, and keepng stress level down are the best things you can do. wishing you the best!

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-03-30 14:32:09 -0500 Report

Well Patty, you've got a learning experience ahead. A nutritionally balanced food plan, and exercise can be your best friend, and a major key to successful diabetes management. Sometimes, that's all it takes to gain control of blood glucose. Other times, and when exercise and a good nutritional diet aren't enough, then a medication might be necessary to help. I strongly recommend a registered dietician to help you design a good health plan. That in my opinion is where many newly diagnosed individuals make mistakes. Very few of us know how to eat properly without some additional information, and education from a qualified professional. Very few realize that doctors are not only NOT trained in nutrition, but they offer little info on what foods to eat, and how to eat properly. This is so crucial to diabetes mgmt, that it can't be stressed enough. You'll probably be amazed at the variety of foods that you can still eat. It's a matter of knowing how and when to do it. My endocrinologist has a team of diabetes specialists to cover the areas outside his expertise. He recommends dieticians and diabetes educators, when the subject of nutrition, and diabetes mgmt come into play.

No need to panic, as long as you take the necessary steps to gain control. Not only is it a great idea to see a registered dietician, but a diabetes educator, and even a class on diabetes could be extremely helpful. The faster you become informed, the better off you'll be in the long run.

Diabetes is a manageable condition, I know from experience, I've been managing my diabetes for over 20 years! By the way, I feel good, and have no diabetes complications.

Liisamrie
Liisamrie 2014-03-30 14:03:17 -0500 Report

Hi Patty, I am new here too and there is a lot of info and support here! Scroll through the topics and read…it will encourage you. :) I too have been cutting all white food out and exercising more and it has helped my bgl. Ask your doctor all the questions you can think of. Many people get sent to a nutritionist and I have heard that is very helpful.
I don't have much advice as new to this too. Just learn all you can!

Kaydoo
Kaydoo 2014-03-30 10:57:44 -0500 Report

This is a very helpful friendly bunch, so I'm glad you found it!
I'm also newly diagnosed and my beat advice is stop all white foods
Cold turkey on them, your numbers will come down slowly
Are you taking meds yet,?

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